Buffalo is the fourth full-length album by New Zealand band, The Phoenix Foundation. It was released in New Zealand in April 2010, and internationally in January 2011. The band's previous album, Happy Ending, had been well received in New Zealand and had stirred some interest overseas. Just before Christmas 2009, the band self-released the Merry Kriskmass EP through Bandcamp, saying "this fun, slightly odd 6-track EP entered our lives during the time we were supposed to be recording our new album".
Three years and multiple solo albums from most of its membership later, The Phoenix Foundation have reconvened to explore some more. But though the way Buffalo sounds evokes the usual PF adjectives - "cinematic" always being a handy stand-by for the more ambitious stuff - too many of its 10 tracks leave little lasting impression. That said, some songs do grabs like the best PF tracks of the past.
The Phoenix Foundation. I'm on the sea floor, I am the mammal you adore I'm on the sea floor, closer to the planet's core I am the buffalo, through the ocean I do roam I am the buffalo, calling home, calling home
The Phoenix Foundation recorded their debut album ‘Horsepower’ with Lee Prebble at The Surgery in Wellington, New Zealand. The gruelling late nights and scurvy resulted in one of the most acclaimed New Zealand albums of the year. Horsepower’ was the only album to be nominated for ‘Best Album’ at both The New Zealand Music Awards (aka the Tuis) and The Bnet Awards. It was also voted the ‘Best NZ Album’ of the year by nzmusic. com and was the only New Zealand album selected in The Listener's ‘Top Ten Albums’ by Nick Bollinger (Listener/Radio NZ). Renowned for their dynamic, imaginative and.
The Phoenix Foundation is an indie rock band formed in Wellington, New Zealand. The band was founded by Conrad Wedde, Samuel Flynn Scott, and Luke Buda in 1994 while students at Wellington High School. In 2001, the band expanded their lineup, and were joined by Tim Hansen (bass), Richie Singleton (drums) and Will Ricketts (percussion). The band took their name from a fictional organization on the popular television show MacGyver
Wellington, New Zealand’s The Phoenix Foundation have been together for over a decade, enjoying acclaim at home, but making painstaking progress globally. Released on NZ’s ultra-credible Flying Nun label, 2007’s Happy Ending kick-started interest overseas, but it’s taken a veritable age for TPF’s fourth album Buffalo (released domestically in April 2010) to score a UK release, finally arriving under the auspices Memphis Industries. Still, this delay is no terrible thing, as TPF arrive very much matured into the finished article.
The Phoenix Foundation signed a deal with label Young American Recordings to release their records in the United States, the first American release was Horsepower, on 13 March 2007. The Phoenix Foundation released Happy Ending, their album, in New Zealand in September 2007. This release was a switch from the Festival arm of Warner Music Group to Flying Nun, after the release of Happy Ending, five members of the band released solo projects. 3. Indie rock – Indie rock is a genre of alternative rock that originated in the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1980s.
Buffalo is the latest album from kaleidoscopic pop group The Phoenix Foundation, whose last one, Happy Ending originally released on the legendary Flying Nun label had critics hailing them as New Zealand s best kept secret. Now signed to Memphis Industries, home to friends and fellow countrymen The Ruby Suns, the band is set to remain a secret no longer